Stages: Détournement viral

Multimedia installation

photo: Helena Robles

Experimental music and performance
9 – 11 July 2021

Together with numerous Hamburg artists, Kunsthaus Hamburg presents the three-day program Stages from 9 – 11 July. The large exhibition hall at Kunsthaus Hamburg is going to provide space for life performance, spatial installation and experimental music. The cross-genre weekend connects international guests from music, art, dance and choreography with local actors and creates a diverse interdisciplinary space of experience.

Friday, 9 July 2021, 6–9 pm
Détournement viral

Multimedia installation by and with Véronique Langlott (Dance), Katrin Bethge (Light projection) and Helena Ratka (Sound).

Prior registration is not necessary. Access is possible at any time; a negative corona test is not necessary. Thank you for understanding the limitation of visitors in the exhibition.
Admission: 5 / 3 € 

The installation Détournement viral by choreographer Véronique Langlott at Kunsthaus Hamburg is a 3-hour multimedia event of dance, light and sound that invites the audience to move freely in the space. It deals on an artistic-philosophical level with viral structures and their inherent processes of destabilization and the potentiality of destruction and reconstruction and reflects them in reference to the current social context. Détournement viral investigates the space inbetween calcualability and control, disruption as well as change. It also reflects on questions of interdependencies in the world: Are we an intra-active part of an organism, and in which way can the demarcation between individual, human and nature can be transcended by ourselves?

Blasted by booming sound and the voice of Helena Ratka, the space is made to float. At the same time, Katrin Bethge’s analog live projection immerses the venue in changing colors and creates a visual frenzy in which the dancer Véronique Langlott moves. Following the award-winning production Restructuring (2015; 2017 Hauptsache Frei Festival Jury Prize; 2019 PAF & Friends Festival Berlin), Véronique Langlott (dance) collaborates again with the artists Katrin Bethge and Helena Ratka.

Further events in the context of Stages

Saturday, 10 July 2021, 9 pm 

Concert with Michela Pelusio (Light/Sound Object; IT), Hacklander / Hatam (Drums, Light Installation; GER), Ioana Vreme Moser (DIY Modular Synth, Objects, Performance; GER) und Pierre Bastien (Perpetual Sound Machines, Electronics, Trumpet; FR)

Sunday, 11 July 2021, 5 – 6 pm followed by artist talk
Performing Females presents: FEMALE BUDDIES

Performative installation by and with Katharina OberlikPaulina PomanaTrinidad MartinezAlyssa WarnckeHille NestlerViola Heeß, Lia Bilinski, Fabia Mekus

Kindly supported by NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ – STEPPING OUT, gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen der Initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Hilfsprogramm Tanz, der Hamburgischen Kulturstiftung, der Claussen Simon Stiftung, der Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg und der Altonale.